In India, Padmini’s mother was a famous dancer, and her father a noted musician.

A longtime resident of Tampa Bay, Padmini brings a heritage of skill and artistry to her work.

In this performance at the Museum of Fine Arts, she performed excerpts of dances from the “Bharatanatyam”, the original Temple dance of Southern India.

Then she danced in front of the MFA’s beautiful images of Vishnu, The Preserver and Shiva, The God of Dance.

Near the Jain Temple Front  in the MFA’s collection, she dances about a gypsy who comes down from the mountains to read palms and tell the future.

If you’d like more information about Indian Classical Dance or would like to arrange a lecture demonstration or performance, please contact Padmini at: pdurr@hotmail.com.

photos by Tom Kramer


Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA